In the interest of full disclosure, I must say that I don't like a goaltender risking a late goal against by selfishly and unnecessarily trying to get his name on the stat sheet....
I absolutely fucking love it.
Considering the stiffness of competition in the NHL, there aren't many times in a netminder's career when he gets the chance to join the short list of players at his position that have scored a goal without putting his team at immediate risk. Receiving the puck up 4-1 with 20 seconds left in a game that was already decided, however, is the perfect example of one of those all-too-rare opportunities.
So, Martin Jones ended up making a comical gaff that harmlessly ended up in his own net. At least this time it was he that cost himself a goal against his own average instead of one of his teammates - whose jobs aren't largely thankless - putting their last line of defense at odds by trying to pad their stats at the expense of a vulnerable, beaten team. As far as I am concerned, Martin Jones can shoot the puck in his own damn net as long as it doesn't cost the Sharks a victory. I don't know why he'd do that when he could potentially solidify a spot in the history books by launching the puck towards the gaping goal mouth of the opponent, but he's earned the right to do so by reaching the pinnacle of a profession in which the sole job responsibility is to cover other people's asses.
Judging from this sheepish grin, I would say he's well aware that's the case...